Here's Your Guide To Powerboat Racing This Weekend

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Photo: A F1H2O twin seater makes its way down Victoria Dock during the World Championship’s press conference, ahead of the London Grand Prix, at ExCel on June 13, 2018 in London, England. (June 12, 2018 - Source: Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images Europe)

Hang onto your hats folks it going to be a whirlwind weekend of powerboat racing. From the docks in London to Italy and Poland then back stateside where the NGK F1 series will be in Nashville and the Inboard folks will be at Green-Wood Lake NJ.

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Not to be outdone the UIM F2 Series will kick off round 2 this weekend at Denmark. Europe will also see several championship races play out as the world O/350 championship will take place in Italy, while the OSY400 teams do battle in Poland. As we said it is a packed weekend so get out there and enjoy a race near you. Oh, and by the way, happy fathers day to all the dads out there enjoy the weekend. Take dad to a race, safe weekend to all.

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Stateside Racing APBA

Regatta: Thunder on the Cumberland

Event Date: 6/15/2018 – 6/16/2018

Conducting Club: UNITED POWERBOAT PERFORMANCE GROUP #464

Test Date: 6/14/2018

S.P.O.R.T. Racing #103

Region: 14 Sanction ID: 12950 Approved

Place: Nashville, TN Cumberland river

Directions:

Titans Stadium Parking lot H. If you live south and east of the city use I-40 west, to I-65 north around the city to get to I-24 east. proceed south on I-24 east and exit at exit 48 (James Robertson Pkwy) and proceed down the ramp.
At the bottom of the ramp, proceed with the traffic flow on Interstate Dr. past Woodland St, turn right on Russell St. proceed past the stadium and follow it around. Russell turns into Titans Way where parking lot H is.

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Accommodations:

Host Hotel: Hilton Brentwood / Nashville Suites - 615-370-0111
With reduced rate of $129 per night for teams. It is a 16 minute drive from the race site.
Ask for the block of rooms for the F1 Powerboat Series

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APBA Racing : Sanctions http://bit.ly/2LQoVCm

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Regatta: Thunder in The Mountains

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Photo: A powerboat lowers into Greenwood Lake in West Milford for a race event in June 2014. Races return Father’s Day weekend 2018. (Photo: File/NorthJersey.com)
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Event Date: 6/16/2018 – 6/17/2018

Conducting Club: GREENWOOD LAKE POWERBOAT ASSOC. #164

Place: West Milford, NJ Greenwood Lake

Directions:

Greenwood Lake, New Jersey - Browns Point State Park - Greenwood Lake Turnpike - To Pits
GPS address: 2024 Greenwood Lake Turnpike, West Milford, NJ 07480

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Accommodations:

Holiday Inn Express, 303 Union Ave, Haskell, NJ 07420
Phone# 973-839-4405 (Located 20 Min from Pits, mention Greenwood Lake Power Boat Races)
RV parking $40 and will be provided across the street from the park.

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Regatta: Soap Lake Regatta

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Event Date: 6/16/2018 – 6/17/2018

Conducting Club:

SEATTLE DRAG & SKI SPRINT BOAT ASSOCIATION #23

City of Soap Lake and Soap Lake Chamber of Commerce

Directions:

I-90 EAST——Take Soap Lake/ Ephrata exit #151 (just past George). Go right on Hwy 283 (283 turns into Hwy 28) for 16 miles continuing through Ephrata. Approximately 10 miles to the junction of Hwy 17 turn onto Hwy 17 and follow into Soap Lake and to race site on the left about 1 mile.
I-90 WEST—- Take exit 179 at Moses Lake, turn right on Hwy 17. Go approximately 1 mile and veer to the right staying on 17 for approximately 16.9 miles. Make another slight right at the intersection and continue 8.6 miles (you are still on Hwy 17) to Soap Lake and race site.

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Accommodations:

Hotels & Motels:
The Inn at Soap Lake, www.innsoaplake.com, 509-246-1132, 800-557-8514
Masters Inn, www.mastersinnsoaplake.com, 509-246-1831.
Notaras Lodge, www.notaraslodge.com, 509-246-0462, fax 509-246-1054.
Hotels in Moses Lake and Ephrata.
RV Camping at Smokiam RV Resort http://smokiamrvresort.com/ (509)246-0413

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The ‘Grand Prix of the Gulf’ returns to St. Pete/Clearwater

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P1 AquaX racing returns to St. Pete/Clearwater after a successful campaign last year


Regatta: 2nd Annual St. Pete Beach Grand Prix of the Gulf

Event Date: 6/16/2018 – 6/17/2018

Conducting Club: POWERBOAT P1 USA # LLC 434

Directions:

From Orlando International Airport.
1-4 West toward Tampa,
Merge onto I-275
Exit 17 toward St Pete
Right onto Gulf Port Blvd

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Accommodations:

Post Card Inn
6300 Gulf Blvd
St Pete Beach FL


Regatta: Hoopa Hydro Heritage

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Photo: Hoopa resident Roger Sanderson won the ‘Hydro Heritage’ race in on Sunday, his third win this season and fifth straight dating back to 2016. Submitted Photo
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Event Date: 6/16/2018 – 6/17/2018

Conducting Club: CAL/ORE RIVER RACERS # 49

Place: Hoopa, CA Trinity River

Directions:

From Hoopa Hwy 96 left turn across from gas station drive to river bar pit area.

Accommodations:

Tsewenaldin Inn ~ 530 625-4294 ~ Hoopa, Ca 95546

APBA Racing : Sanctions http://bit.ly/2JzxTYd


Regatta: Sprint Boat Racing

Event Date: 6/16/2018 – 6/16/2018

Conducting Club:

NORTH AMERICAN SPRINT BOAT ASSOCIATION #472

Test Date:

Region: 10 Sanction ID: 13009 Approved

Place:

St. John, WA Webbs Slough

Directions:

Webbs Slough
4480 Rogers Rd.
Saint John, WA
United States
99171

Accommodations:

*Colfax Best Western
701 North Main Street • Colfax, WA • (509) 397-0397 • 1-877-397-0397
*Cheney Holiday Inn Express & Suites
111 Betz Road • Cheney, WA • 1-888-233-9450
*Motel One
6 North Park Street • St. John, WA • (509) 648-3322
*The Mercantile
10 West Front Street • St. John, WA • (509) 648-3615
*Creekside Farm Bed & Breakfast
15742 SR 23 • St. John, WA • (509) 648-4042

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Regatta: Quake at the Quarry

Event Date: 6/16/2018 – 6/17/2018

Conducting Club: EAST BAY BOAT CLUB # 58

Place:

Lathrop, CA Mossdale Quarry

Directions:

From I-5 NB: Exit 460, R to lake.
From I-5 SB: Exit 460, R at Manthey Rd, R under fwy to lake.

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Accommodations:

Camping onsite: $50 per weekend.
Motels 2 miles from pits: Quality Inn Lathrop (209) 858-1234. Holiday Inn Express Lathrop (209) 373-2700. Hampton Inn Lathrop (209) 892-5070.

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APBA Racing : Sanctions http://bit.ly/2sZgSw4


Regatta: New Martinsville Vintage Regatta

Event Date: 6/16/2018 – 6/17/2018

Conducting Club: NEW MARTINSVILLE VINTAGE REGATTA #466

Place:

New Martinsville, WV Ohio River

Directions:

*From Wheeling, West Virginia take WV State Route 2 south to New Martinsville.
*From Parkersburg, West Virginia take WV State Route 2 north.
*Once in New Martinsville, go to 136 Main Street, New Martinsville for registration and reception on Friday. Saturday and Sunday, racing and registration will be at 502 North Main Street, New Martinsville.

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Accommodations:

Holiday Inn Express, New Martinsville (block reserved)

APBA Racing : Sanctions http://bit.ly/2JBlYJk

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Regatta: Whiskey City Regatta

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Event Date: 6/16/2018 – 6/17/2018

Conducting Club: BREAKWATER POWERBOAT ASSOCIATION #461

Test Date: 6/15/2018

Directions:

FROM CINCINNATI: I-71 South
Follow I-71 S and I-275 W to Belleview Dr in Lawrenceburg Township. Take exit 16 from I-275 W
Take exit 16 toward Greendale/Lawrenceburg/Aurora
Take US-50 W/E Eads Pkwy
Turn left onto S Tanners Creek Dr, Pit area is at the end of the road.
FROM THE SOUTH: I-75 N
Continue on I-75 N to Lawrenceburg Township. Take exit 16 from I-275 W
Take US-50 W/E Eads Pkwy
Turn left on S Tanners Creek Dr, pits are at the end of the road.

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Accommodations:

Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Lawrenceburg ~ 812.539.8888 ~
51 Walnut St, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025
Hotel link will be provided within the next week

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APBA Racing : Sanctions http://bit.ly/2JyiK9o

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Regatta: 2018 Joe Whetstone Memorial Great Lakes Challenge

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Event Date: 6/16/2018 – 6/17/2018

Conducting Club: MICHIGAN HYDROPLANE RACING ASSOCIATION #267

Directions:

From I-94 , Exit #74 South ( US-131 ) . Follow US-131 South 27.5 Miles to American Legion Post #223.
From I-80 ( Toll Road ) Exit # 107 ( US-131 ) . Follow US-131 North for 7.5 miles to American Legion Post #223 . Legion is located 0.5 miles north of Constantine , MI. *** GPS 65079 US HWY 131 Business, Constantine, MI 49042

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Accommodations:

Super 8 , 269-279-8888. Americas Best Value Inn , Three Rivers , MI. 269-273-8100 .. *** Holiday Inn Express , Three Rivers , MI. 269-279-7766

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APBA Racing : Sanctions http://bit.ly/2JCzwV6


Europe

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UIM F1H2O WORLD POWERBOAT CHAMPIONSHIP RETURNS TO LONDON THIS WEEKEND

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This weekend’s UIM F1H2O Grand Prix of London will be take place at the historic Royal Victoria Dock on 15-17 June, the fourth time the capital and the venue has hosted a round of the championship and the first time since 1985 when British driver Bob Spalding took the victory and later that year went on to be crowned world champion.

 

Heading the line-up of 20 drivers from 12 countries is the current championship leader Shaun Torrente who will be looking to build on his perfect start to the season in Portimao at the Grand Prix of Portugal in May, qualifying in pole position and leading home Thani Al Qemzi to complete a Team Abu Dhabi one-two.

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Full event details can be found here https://www.f1h2o.com/events/2018/grand-prix-of-london

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